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  • Venice Film Review: 'The President'

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - An allegorical lesson about dictatorships and the cycle of violence they breed, Mohsen Makhmalbaf's "The President" unfortunately offers a simplified and simplistic reduction, akin to an ancient morality tale without the ancients' brevity -- rather than sophistication cloaked in innocence, the pic feels like didacticism submerged in naivete. Set in an unnamed country reminiscent of many recent despotic nations, the story follows a fallen autocrat and his artless grandson fleeing murderous revolutionaries bent on vengeance. Some may champion the film's topicality while pointing to the master filmmaker's familiarity with authoritarian regimes, yet more was expected from such a source. The Makhmalbaf name ensures fest exposure and limited international sales.
  • Turkey's 'Song of My Mother' Takes Top Prize at Sarajevo Film Festival

    SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina -- Erol Minta's debut feature "Song of My Mother," which was a Turkey-France-Germany co-production, won the top award, the Heart of Sarajevo, at the Sarajevo Film Festival, which comes with €16,000 ($21,200). The jury said...

    Michael Phelps to test comeback form this week at U.S. Nationals

    Michael Phelps to test comeback form this week at U.S. Nationals
    IRVINE, Calif. — Though he has swum four meets since his return to competition, Michael Phelps will gain a truer gauge of his form this week at U.S. Nationals. The event, which begins Wednesday and runs through Sunday, will bring together the...

    Ex-Soviet minister and Georgia leader Shevardnadze dies

    Ex-Soviet minister and Georgia leader Shevardnadze dies
    Eduard Shevardnadze, a former president of Georgia and Soviet foreign minister, died on Monday after a long struggle with illness, his personal assistant said. Shevardnadze, who was 86, played a vital role in ending the Cold War as Soviet foreign...

    Ukraine crisis sends NATO 'back to basics'

    PARIS (Reuters) - More than two decades after the collapse of the Soviet Union brought an end to the Cold War, Ukraine's crisis is driving the U.S.-led defense alliance back to its original purpose: To protect its members against a perceived Russian...